1- Registering for the hackathon is entirely free of charge and is open only to individuals or existing teams up to 4 people.
2- All team members should be present during the hackathon hours.
3- Teams can of course gain advice and support from organizers and mentors.
4-All work on a project should be done at the Hackathon.
5-Teams can work on ideas that have already been done. Hacks do not have to be “innovative”. If somebody wants to work on a common idea they should be allowed to do so and should be judged on the quality of their hack. These days it's hard to find something that's fully original and teams might not know an idea has been done before anyway.
6-Adding new features to existing projects is allowed. Judges will only consider new functionality introduced or new features added during the Hackathon in determining the winners.
7-Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects. Working on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of using the code during the event is against the spirit of the rules and is not allowed.
8-Teams must stop hacking once the time is up. However, teams are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after time is up. e.g. If during demoing your hack you find a bug that breaks your application and the fix is only a few lines of code, it's okay to fix that. Making large changes or adding new features is not allowed.